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New Ontario Shooters Association (NOSA)







New Ontario Shooters Association (NOSA)
Upcoming Activities or Events

Here find details of the upcoming shooting activities and related events at NOSA, the family-friendly Thunder Bay rifle and pistol shooting club.

There will be more club shoots or activities announced here during the year as arrangements are finalized, so check this page periodically for updates.



NOSA Indoor Shooting at Arnone Range -- 20 Sep 2017 through 27 Apr 2018

The fall to spring indoor shooting schedule begins at Arnone Range:
--- on Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 for Junior Shooters;
--- on Friday, 22 Sep 2017 for Adult Shooters.

Be sure to attend regularly and practice up for the traditional NOSA indoor shoots. And it is always good fun talking and joking with your fellow members on these evenings.

The club normally shoots indoors on these evenings until the end of April:
Wednesdays for Juniors from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fridays for Adults from 6:00 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.

Note: the earlier start time for Adult shooters is intended to allow more persons a reasonable period for shooting. Those that arrive and start early should do their shooting in a timely manner and return upstairs for refreshments and socializing; they must respect the needs of fellow members arriving later and not try to shoot for extended periods or the entire evening.



NOSA Juniors Christmas Indoor Shoot -- Wednesday, 20 Dec 2017

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This annual December holiday season shoot starts at 7:00 p.m., but you might want to be there a bit early to get organized.

As always there will fun shooting and prizes and goodies, so come out for a great evening.



NOSA Adult Christmas Indoor Shoot -- Friday, 22 Dec 2017

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This annual December holiday season shoot starts at 6:00 p.m., but you might want to be there a bit early to get organized.

This Adult Shoot includes events for CF handguns, .22 RF handguns, and .22 RF rifles.

One specified target (free) will be provided for each competition category entered. There are prizes for each event. We suspect there will also be mystery prizes.



NOSA Gun Show in Thunder Bay -- Saturday and Sunday, 10 & 11 March 2018

Gun Show Visitors

This annual two-day NOSA Spring Gun Show will feature the opportunity for the public to buy, sell, or trade: Guns, Knives, Ammunition, Collectors' Cartridges, Reloading Supplies, Optics, and Accessories. A food concession will also be on site.

Location: The Slovak Legion, 801 Atlantic Ave., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 2S7 Canada.

Show Hours for the Public:
            Saturday 10 March -- 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
               Sunday 11 March -- 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission for the Public: $5.00 each day, and free for those under 12 when accompanied by an adult.

NOSA will have an information display about our Club, and our activities promoting the shooting sports including our Junior Shooters Program. This show provides some of the annual funding for the Juniors.

Timings for NOSA Volunteers and Dealers:
4:30 p.m. Friday 9 March - NOSA Volunteers start setting up;
5:00 p.m. Friday 9 March - Dealers arrive and start setting up;
8:30 a.m. Saturday 10 March - Dealers & Volunteers prepare to receive public;
8:30 a.m. Sunday 11 March - Dealers & Volunteers prepare to receive public;
3:00 p.m. Sunday 11 March - NOSA Volunteers help Dealers pack up.

NOSA Volunteers: A sign-up list for volunteers will be posted at GMK Armouries approximately one week in advance of the show; alternatively they can telephone Trevor B. at (807) 632-8269 to volunteer.

Administrative Information for Dealers. On-site security will be provided overnight on 9 and 10 March. There will be approximately 80 tables available at a cost of $35.00 each.

NOSA Rules and Regulations for Gun Show Exhibitors and Dealers can be downloaded by clicking here.

NOSA Gun Show Application for this 2018 Show in Thunder Bay can be downloaded by clicking here.



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